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How does an intentional tort differ from negligence?


In the field of personal injury, there are different types of torts that are involved. Now, a tort is a cause of action for harm and sometimes it’s an intentional tort, meaning that the bad actor did it on purpose. Other times, there’s a negligence cause of action, meaning that the bad actor simply didn’t use reasonable care that other people would use under like circumstances.

An intentional tort differs from negligence in several respects. An intentional tort is usually something like an assault or a battery. Oftentimes, there is no insurance coverage for an intentional tort. For negligence cases, there often is insurance coverage that would provide protection for those that are harmed through the negligence. Here at Holliday Karatinos, we handle cases for both intentional torts and negligence. If you think you have a case, please come in and we’d be glad to talk with you and figure out if you have a case together.
With over five decades of combined legal experience, Holliday Karatinos Law Firm provides seasoned legal representation to victims of accidents and negligence. Our North Tampa personal injury attorneys serving Lutz, Brooksville, Spring Hill and Hernando County have aggressively negotiated and litigated on behalf of our clients’ rights to fair compensation for their injuries. We have an in-depth understanding of Florida personal injury law, and significant courtroom experience.

At Holliday Karatinos Law Firm, our clients get the personalized attention of a small firm with the financial ability to take any case, no matter the size.

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